Top ten reasons the family shelter on the Eastside of Olympia is better than the motel 6 on the south side of Chicago
#1 the shelter has a piano and a fireplace in the lobby it’s warm, inviting, and kinda classy you will find none of that sh!t at the motel 6 on the south side of Chicago
#2 Free fuzzy blankets, lunch, and cupcakes delivered from the local oly social justice activists.
day old coffee and fruit loops is not my idea of edible
#3 can you say bunk beds? what kid doesn’t want their own mini loft to play monster high with a flash light? that’s way more fun than checking for bed bugs and you know what with a black light
#4 there is better furniture at the shelter with plaques above from various business who donated them the suite at the motel was designed sometime in the late 70’s sofa complete with cigarette burns and duct tape
#5 Free laundry and clean bedding free and clean do not go together anywhere at all on southside
#6 all wood floors no wall to wall ground in ash and duct tape print rugs turning my socks black at the shelter
#7 no sex in the shelter explaining to my kid the people in the next room are jumping on the bed and wrestling and I do not know why they are not quiet at bedtime will not happen at the shelter
#8 there are many places within walking distance of the shelter parks Puget sound, farmers market, cupcake shops, the white castle on the south side does not have gluten free vegan cupcakes.
#9 basic cable and Netflix what! yep no 5 weird local channels and ten porn stations in the shelter common areas. Way too family oriented for that.
#10 It’s quiet and no one at the front desk treats you like shit.
the complete opposite of the motel six on the south side of Chicago.
#20 Berries – – Blackberries, raspberries, salmon berries, huckleberries, Spooners strawberries, and the list goes on. You thought I was going to say apples didn’t you? Nope, the berries are better.
#19 Farmers markets with flying fish, bakeries that make soul cookies, urban farms with ancient vines, and other locally made organic goodness.
#18 You don’t have to shovel rain. True story.
#17 “It’s in the water” Best tap water this side of the Rockies.
#16 No plastic bags starting July 1st 2014 …you environment destroying single use menaces.
#15 Pow wows – Because thankfully there are many tribes out here that survived the holocaust of colonization historically disguised as manifest destiny.
#14 I have never been called a nigger in Washington. At least not to my face. Or any other slur of races I am not a part of in blood but seem to resemble enough that I catch their slurs in places like the Midwest. We are very politically correct out here in Washington for the most part. I love that!
#13 Festivals -The Cascadia Poetry Festival, The Spring Fairy Festival, Chinese new year celebrations, PRIDE, And the list goes on…
#12 Rainbow Valley in the 1990’s. I think I may have taken a trip there once and if I did it was not a bad one.
#11 A decent economy sprinkled with Boeing, Microsoft, and other global diabolical badassery such as….
#10 JBLM, Bremerton and Whidbey Naval bases. Just in case TSHTF Washingtonians will be pretty safe while soldiers kick Russian ass and the best drag queens north of San Francisco sing the star spangled banner with a fierceness unlike any other.
#9 TESC and Cascadia Now! They are such a cute young couple.
#8 Organic locally made lollipops with zero regrets.
#7 Seattle and Olympia – Both are culture hubs with beautiful backdrops of the forests and mountains found all over western Washington
#6 Canada is a very nice neighbor to the north eh?
#5 Religious tolerance with a heavy dose of eastern influence mixed in with a few hippies, vegans, yoga and a sitar.
#420 It’s a green state with MMJ, Cannacon and Hempfest. Or the right to be healthy and happy as I like to call it.
#3 There are many alternative educational opportunities and community building organizations such as GRuB who work real miracles
#2 No Hurricanes, tornadoes, lightning storms, poisonous snakes or gators. Sometimes it’s the things that aren’t there that you really appreciate.
#1 Sasquatch – She’s actually pretty cool once you get to know her.